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Music Monday ~ Tom Petty November 14, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.

Woodstock-&-Snoopy2Yesterday, I wrote about a favorite “local” band . . . Patchouli.   Today, I want to share five favorites from Tom Petty.

No matter my mood . . . No matter what I’m feeling . . .

Whether I’m flying high . . . Or feeling low . . .

Petty’s words resonate with gentle reminders that we must be patient and allow the path to unfold before us.

When I’m exploring or experimenting with something new . . . Learning to Fly:

When I’m feeling “trapped” or “hemmed” in . . . Wildflowers:

When I’ve jumped, while waiting for “the net” to appear . . . Free Falling:

When people don’t “get me” . . . You Don’t Know How It Feels:

And when I want a boost of energy . . . You Wreck Me, Baby.

Aah . . . that’s better!

15 Albums September 3, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Music & Dance.

I got tagged today on FB, in a Note called 15 Albums.  The Note (from my favorite Aardvark)  included the following rules:

Don’t take too long to think about it.  Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.  Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what albums my friends choose.

(To do this, go to your Notes tab on your home page, paste these rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note – upper right hand side.)

Rule breaker that I am, I’m making a list, I’m checking it twice, and I’m sharing it here . . . instead of on FB (a site which is entirely too bossy for its own good).

These 15 Albums, in no particular order (except the first), captured my heart when released and haven’t let go since:

1.  George Harrison ~ All Things Must Pass

2.  Lynyrd Skynyd ~ One More For The Road

3.  Aerosmith ~ featuring Dream On

4.  Frampton Comes Alive

5.  Jimmy Buffett ~ Songs You Know By Heart

6.  Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead

7.  Dave Matthews Band ~ Under The Table and Dreaming

8.  Pure Prairie League ~ Bustin’ Out

9.  Patchouli ~ The Summer Finding

10.  Enya ~ Paint The Sky With Stars

11.  Clapton ~ 461 Ocean Boulevard

12.  Tracy Chapman ~ New Beginnings

13.  Matchbox 20 ~ Yourself Or Someone Like You

14.  Sophie B. Hawkins ~ Tongues and Tails

15.  Cranberries ~ Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

16.  Hootie and the Blowfish ~ Cracked Rear View

17.  Joan Armatrading ~ Show Some Emotion

18. Little Feat ~ Waiting For Columbus

19.  Dave Mason ~ Let It Flow

20.  Tom Petty ~ Wildflowers 

21.  Rickie Lee Jones

22.  Electric Light Orchestra ~ Eldorado

23.  Boz Scaggs ~ Silk Degrees

24.  Collective Soul ~ The World I Know

25.  Sarah McLachlan ~ Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

26.  Neil Young ~ Decade

27.  Steely Dan ~ Can’t Buy A Thrill

What’s that?

Yes, quite right.  I’ve exceeded 15 . . . 

OK, I’ll stop, but this is way harder than it looks.

Don’t believe me . . . YOU try it!!!   

What’s on YOUR list?